W. Alton Jones Foundation

Sustainable World Program

1996 Grants for Maintaining Biodiversity in the Pantanal/Paraná-Paraguay River Basin

Ecologia e Açao * May 1996 - $25,000
Ecology and Action
Campo Grande, MS, BRAZIL
For public education regarding the implications of the Hidrovia navigation project in the Brazilian state of Mato Grosso do Sul.

Environmental Defense Fund * May 1996 - $60,000
New York, NY
To assemble a panel of technical experts to provide independent analysis of official studies about the environmental impacts of the Hidrovia project.

Instituto Centro de Vida * May 1996 - $20,000
Life Center Institute
Cuiabá MT, BRAZIL
For public education in Mato Grosso, Brazil, about the Hidrovia project, and for participation in the Rios Vivos Coalition.

International Rivers Network * May 1996 - $75,000
Berkeley, CA
To develop and maintain a regional and international network to address the Hidrovia project and its potential threat to the Pantanal.

Rios Vivos, Coalizao Parana Paraguay Prata * May 1996 - $59,000
A Project of Ecologia e Açao
Campo Grande, MS, BRAZIL
To coordinate a five-nation coalition of nongovernmental organizations to monitor and address issues related to the Hidrovia project and conservation of the Pantanal.

Sobrevivencia * May 1996 - $20,000
Asuncion, PARAGUAY
For public education in Paraguay about the Hidrovia project, and for participation in the Rios Vivos Coalition.

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